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Re: Feeble attempt at using xattr gnu.translator

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: Feeble attempt at using xattr gnu.translator
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 10:53:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Samuel Thibault writes:

> Samuel Thibault, le lun. 11 mai 2020 10:42:08 +0200, a ecrit:
>> > diskfs_S_file_set_translator (struct protid *cred,
>> > [...]
>> >   if (passivelen && passive[passivelen - 1])
>> >     return EINVAL;
>> > 
>> > hmm; so even when there are no arguments, VALUE must end with 0?!
>> That
> That's a bit sad, but I'm not so surprised either. I don't remember if
> that was discussed at the time.

At first glance it felt like a bug/non-finished thing; setttrans does
not require the user to resort to \0-hackery.

Of course, setfattr is a generic tool; so nothing can be done there to
make this frienlier; I'm not sure if something could be done on the hurd
side.  Could be nice, not sure.


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